LAPD Clarifies Tom Petty's Death is Not Yet Confirmed
**Update: LAPD has just updated to clarify that Tom Petty's death has yet to be confirmed, despite earlier reports stating that Tom Petty had passed away earlier this afternoon.
The LAPD says it cannot confirm earlier reports of singer Tom Petty’s death. TMZ reports that the singer is still clinging to life. pic.twitter.com/Xv4UtVdY4Z
— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 2, 2017
The “Breakdown” singer was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital Sunday night after being found unconscious in his Malibu home. He had suffered a full cardiac arrest and had no brain activity after arriving at the hospital.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had just completed their 40-year anniversary tour, ending at the Hollywood Bowl last Monday night. He is survived by his wife of over 16 years Dana York Epperson as well as his two daughters, from his first marriage to Jane Benyo.